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5 Leading Ladies Line Up to Woo Tom Cruise

Oh that lucky Tom Cruise. Not only has he acted opposite some of Hollywood’s most attractive leading ladies, he’s dated and married some of them too (See Tom Cruise’s Ladies, Past and Present: Oh, the Horror!). And though his career may wax and wane, the boyish actor still draws the females. Witness his latest endeavor, the Universal sci-fi thriller formerly titled ‘Oblivion’ that’s now called ‘Horizons.’

A bevy of hot Hollywood actresses are lining up to co-star with Cruise in the Joseph Kosinski (‘Tron: Legacy’) project. According to Variety, Jessica Chastain, Olivia Wilde, Brit Marling, Noomi Rapace and Olga Kurylenko are testing Saturday — though others are still under consideration.

The film takes place in a future in which an alien race has all but wiped out humanity. Cruise plays Jack, a drone repairman who lives in the clouds above the Earth and periodically travels to the planet to repair the robots that protect human remnants from further attacks. There are two female leads in the story — Julia, Jack’s fiancee before the alien invasion, and Victoria, Jack’s right-hand woman and lover who watches his back when he’s on repair missions.

Cruise is keeping busy: His ‘Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol’ opens this holiday season, he’s just wrapped a supporting role in ‘Rock Of Ages’ and he’s getting ready to begin work on the crime thriller ‘One Shot.’

William Monahan and Karl Gadjusek wrote the ‘Horizon’ script based on Kosinski’s upcoming graphic novel; Michael Arndt (‘Little Miss Sunshine’) recently did a polish.

Universal has set a July 19, 2013, release date for the film.